Campaign For A Commercial-Free Childhood

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

CCFC is the leading nonprofit organization committed to helping children thrive in an increasingly commercialized, screen-obsessed culture, and the only organization dedicated to ending marketing to children. Our advocacy is grounded in the overwhelming evidence that child-targeted marketing – and the excessive screen time it encourages – undermines kids’ healthy development.

Cerebral Cortex

The Cerebral Cortex is the "furrowed outer layer of gray matter in the cerebrum of the brain, associated with the higher brain functions, as voluntary movement, coordination of sensory information, learning and memory, and the expression of individuality." The cerebral cortex is involved in many body functions, including: Determining IntelligenceDetermining PersonalityMotor FunctionPlanning and OrganizationTouch SensationProcessing Sensory … Continue reading Cerebral Cortex

Cortisol

According to medicinenet.com, Cortisol is "A metabolite of the primary stress hormone cortisone. Cortisol is an essential factor in the proper metabolism of starches, and it is the major natural glucocorticoid (GC) in humans." According to a Psychology Today article, Cortisol is "public health enemy number one. Scientists have known for years that elevated cortisol levels: interfere with learning and memory, … Continue reading Cortisol

Craptivity

Craptivity is a descriptive term, used by some in the early learning profession, to describe activities, (often craft projects) that: Focus more on the appearance of the finished product than on the activity’s processAre more teacher-focused than child-focused,Are of questionable developmental appropriatenessFail to meet Gray's Conditions of Play Craptivities often involve a lot of teacher … Continue reading Craptivity